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We'd like to give a very warm welcome to Jun Huh, who has joined the NeSI team as Product Management and Software Engineering Lead based at the University of Auckland.

NeSI is partnering with the University of Auckland, University of Otago, and Scion to deliver three training workshops that build skills in high performance computing, data management, and programming.

The 2017 Science Coding Conference will be held from Tuesday August 1 to Wednesday August 2 at the Massey University Campus in central Wellington.

News from NeSI and around the world for March.

Congratulations are also in order for Professor Richie Poulton of the University of Otago and his team, who have taken the top honour of winning the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Study.

Congratulations to Professor Brendon Bradley, winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist prize.

Early in 2016 NeSI started preparations to replace both the NIWA IBM P575/POWER6 (FitzRoy) and Auckland IBM iDataPlex x86 (Pan) platforms, selecting a single procurement process with NIWA as the lead agent working alongside NeSI’s other Collaborators.

NeSI's newest team member is Shen Wang. Shen has come on board as an Analyst Programmer based at the University of Auckland.He writes: "I come from a commercial programming background and have over seven years of experience in Front End and J2EE web application development. I got my Masters degree in Singapore and worked there before moving to New Zealand.""My primary responsibilities are for the design, implementation and support of business support systems around HPC for collaboration and integration."

Hosted in Queenstown in February by NZGL with cohosts NeSI and REANNZ, eResearch NZ 2017 was a resounding success. 170 attendees came together from the research community around New Zealand and the globe to discuss the theme of "Shaping the Digital Future; Opportunities for Australia & NZ Science Communities."

From 24 – 27 October this year the 13th IEEE eScience conference will be held in Auckland. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.